There are other filmmakers who died this past year. But these people made cinema that means something to me. Listed by year of birth.
Bill Littlejohn (1914 –2010) Animator. Peanuts and Garfield specials.
Roy Ward Baker (1916-2010) Director. Don’t Bother to Knock (1952), A Night to Remember (1958), Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Dino De Laurentiis (1919-2010) Producer. Barbarella (1968), Flash Gordon (1980), and Conan the Barbarian (1982).
Alexander Anderson (1920-2010) Co-creator of the Rocky and Bullwinkle characters.
Douglas Argent (1921-2010) TV Producer and Director. Many shows, Fawlty Towers among them.
Art Clokey (1921-2010) Stop-motion animator. Created Gumby.
Blake Edwards (1922-2010) Director. Operation Petticoat (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Pink Panther (1963), A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Arthur Penn (1922-2010) Director. Miracle Worker (1962), Bonnie & Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970).
Dede Allen (1923-2010) Film editor. The Hustler (1961), Bonnie & Clyde (1967), Serpico (1973), The Breakfast Club (1985).
Irvin Kershner (1923-2010) Director. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
Yoshinobu Nishizaki (1934-2010) Creator of the Space Battleship Yamato series.
John Jeffries, Sr. (1936-2010) Production and Set Designer. The original Star Trek, JAG, Matlock.
Carl Macek (1951-2010) Producer of English dubbed anime. First English dub of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro.
Sally Menke (1953-2010) Film editor. Collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on all his films.
Corey Haim (1971-2010) Actor. Lucas (1986), Lost Boys (1987), License to Drive (1988).